Popular Science News | Cold Weather Follows 11 Year Sunspot Cycle

Popular Science News – scientists have finally found a way to find out if cold weather follows the 11 year cycle low sunspot activity. The theory is simple, every 11 years sunspot activity drops to its lowest level and therefore less radiation hits planet Earth and so it is cooler. A scientist who used to attend a 125-mile ice-skating race realised that this only occurred every 11 years because that was when all the rivers in Netherlands froze. Connecting freezing river anecdotes with observations of sunspot activity led to what some people might call an obvious conclusion.

However, the Rhine followed this pattern of freezing until 1963 but then it stopped. This, scientists say, is when global warming countered the freezing 11 year cycle.

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